International Standard Bible Encyclopediafam´ish רעב
): "To famish" as a transitive verb is the translation of rā‛ēbh
, "to hunger" (Genesis 41:55
): "All the land of Egypt was famished"; of rā‛ābh
, "hunger" (Isaiah 5:13
), "Their honorable men are famished," margin "Hebrew their glory are men of famine"; of rāzāh
, "to make lean," "famish" (Zephaniah 2:11
), "For he will famish all the gods of the earth"; it is intransitive as the translation of rā‛ēbh
), "Yahweh will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish.»
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Famish'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/f/famish.html. 1915.